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Nigeria Ranks 2nd Highest In Paternity Fraud In The World
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Nigeria Ranks 2nd Highest In Paternity Fraud In The World

A DNA test revealed that Christopher Johnson wasn’t the biological father of the three children he had nurtured and invested in for almost two decades. The children, Esther, 19, Shirley, 17 and Stephen, 15, were born by the same mother who unfortunately was deceased. Christopher, a successful but retired architect, was compelled to find out the truth about the paternity of the children after a stranger turned up one day to claim he was their biological father and challenged him to a DNA paternity test. Christopher received the shock of his life when the result proved that the stranger was indeed the children’s real father. It turned out that the man and his late wife had been involved in a long-secret love affair that produced the three children he erroneously assumed belonged ...
Paternity Fraud: There’ll Be No Need For DNA If We Got Married As Virgins And Stayed Faithful — Filmmaker, Blessing Egbe
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Paternity Fraud: There’ll Be No Need For DNA If We Got Married As Virgins And Stayed Faithful — Filmmaker, Blessing Egbe

Nigerian filmmaker, Blessing Egbe, is of the opinion that there will be no need for DNA testing if people got married as virgins and stayed faithful to their partners Afterwards. Blessing said this while commenting on the ongoing conversation about paternity fraud. Blessing shared her opinion via her Twitter handle. This DNA trend may cause Husbands to start beholding their 'kids' with scrutiny, and force Wives to recheck diaries, study past calendars and backtrack. In all things let love lead. 2021. And while it has been termed paternity fraud. Know that, there are 2 people involved in the fraudulent act. The real father of the child, who is also living a lie in his home and defrauding gis wife of his vow of faithfulness. Where does he stand in this title "paternity" fraud?? ...
DNA Test Overtakes COVID-19 Test, Many Homes To Scatter, Men To Die – Actress Lizzy Anjorin
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DNA Test Overtakes COVID-19 Test, Many Homes To Scatter, Men To Die – Actress Lizzy Anjorin

Nollywood actress Lizzy Anjorin has said that DNA test has overtaken coronavirus test. Lizzy said this in an Instagram post on Tuesday. She said many homes will be broken and children will be put in trauma because of the DNA issue. “DNA test don overtake corona virus test bayi?? Plenty home to scatter, plenty men to die, plenty children to put into deadly trauma,” she wrote . Lizzy captioned her post in Yoruba saying the devil has come with his full band but will not play the tune of DNA to her family and the families of her followers. “ESU TI WOLE PELU FULL BAND BOYS SUGBON KONI KORIN DODO EMI ATI YIN LORI ORO DNA,” she wrote. MCI reports that DNA is currently a topic of discussion in Nigeria following reports that a former staff of FCMB died after discovering the he was no...
Pharmacist Accused of Intentionally Spoiling Covid-19 Vaccine is Arrested
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Pharmacist Accused of Intentionally Spoiling Covid-19 Vaccine is Arrested

A Wisconsin pharmacist has been fired after he was suspected of intentionally spoiling more than 500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Steven R. Brandenburg, 46, was released from custody Monday, Jan 4, while prosecutors determine if the charges being considered against him are legitimate. He confessed to police that he deliberately tried to ruin the vaccines because he was concerned they could alter people’s DNA, WISN reported. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Moderna vaccine against COVID-19 uses messenger RNA to "deliver instructions for human cells to make a piece of protein like that found on COVID-19, and the body then begins building immunities against that and the coronavirus." The technology does not alter human DNA. Jeff Bahr, president of Aurora H...
DNA Scandal: “I’m Innocent” – Late Tunde’s Wife, Moyo Thomas Breaks Silence
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DNA Scandal: “I’m Innocent” – Late Tunde’s Wife, Moyo Thomas Breaks Silence

Moyo Thomas, the lady in the sex scandal story involving the Managing Director of First City Monument Bank, Nuhu Adams, has spoken on the incident that was alleged to have led to the death of her husband, Tunde Thomas. Moyo’s response, authored by her family, however, did not state the involvement of her former boss in FCMB in the saga. She, however, said in the statement that her two kids belong to Tunde and that they were not legally divorced before her husband’s death despite the fact that she had relocated to the United States of America. The response, signed by Adetunji Iromini, on behalf of the family, said in part: “This is quite unfortunate in many ways. It does not augur well for the memory of the departed soul especially as we are all grieving the loss of Tunde, who ...
DNA test leads to arrest in the killing of a New York teenager 35 years ago
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DNA test leads to arrest in the killing of a New York teenager 35 years ago

DNA testing has led to the arrest of a man in the 35-year-old murder of a Rochester teenager in New York, Wendy Jerome, 14, was raped and killed while delivering a birthday card in her neighborhood on Thanksgiving Day of 1984. Her body was found by a pedestrian near a school dumpster that night with "obvious signs of trauma," said Rochester police Capt. Frank Umbrino at an emotional press conference on Friday, September 11.   Timothy Lee Williams, 56, was arrested at his home in Melbourne, Florida, on Wednesday and arraigned as a fugitive, according to Monroe County Assistant District Attorney Julie Hahn. He was charged with second-degree murder in the homicide of Wendy Jerome, whose body was found in an alcove of Schools 33 and 11 near Webster Avenue.    ...
Man In Shock After DNA Test Reveals That One Of Newborn Twins Isn’t His
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Man In Shock After DNA Test Reveals That One Of Newborn Twins Isn’t His

A Chinese man has been left shell shocked after discovering that one of his twin babies is not his. The man was said to have made the shocking discovery after taking the newborns to undergo a DNA test as part of the standard procedure to register their births in China, a DNA analyst told reporters. The DNA reporter analyst said: ‘First, the mother needs to produce two eggs instead of one in the same month [to have twins],’ Ms Deng, who is also the director of Beijing Zhongzheng Forensic Identification Centre, explained to China News Weekly. ‘Second, she needs to have intercourse with two men in really short space of time to make it possible. ‘The results showed that the children have the same mother but not the same father. They have at least two fathers,’ Ms Deng suggested....
John Boyega partners with Netflix to produce Nollywood movies for the newly launched Netflix Africa
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John Boyega partners with Netflix to produce Nollywood movies for the newly launched Netflix Africa

Hollywood Nigerian born actor, John Boyega has partnered with Netflix Naija. The start signed a deal with Netflix so that he can produce content for the newly launched Netflix in Africa. Furthermore, John made announcement of the partnership via soci media stating: I am thrilled to announce that my production company, UpperRoom Productions, will be partnering with Netflix International, to develop a slate of non English feature films. Our initial focus will be on African stories, specifically Nigerian and Sudanese. An intrinsic part of our DNA as a company has always been to produce authentic content, that gives a true voice to perspectives and narratives from all over the world. It’s important that we take charge of telling our stories, and with this deal, we will do j...
E. Jean Carroll Seeks Trump’s DNA Over Rape Accusation
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E. Jean Carroll Seeks Trump’s DNA Over Rape Accusation

Lawyers for a woman who accuses President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s are asking for a DNA sample, seeking to determine whether his genetic material is on a dress she says she wore during the encounter. Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll’s lawyers served notice to a Trump attorney Thursday for Trump to submit a sample on March 2 in Washington for “analysis and comparison against unidentified male DNA present on the dress.” Carroll filed a defamation suit against Trump in November after the president denied her allegation. Her lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, then had the black wool coat-style dress tested. A lab report with the legal notice says DNA found on the sleeves was a mix of at least four people, at least one of them male. Several other people were tested and eliminated...
Top American Artiste Traces His DNA to Nigeria
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Top American Artiste Traces His DNA to Nigeria

American born music star James Guyton (JG), was born on 15th of January in Des Moines, IA, he grew up in Sacramento, California where he had a rough upbringing and childhood. JG is a by-product of his environment which was surrounded with music, which he fell in love with at an early age. JG is the lead vocalist, writer and producer for the group FriendsWitNobody (F.W.N.), A group he created with a vision in his heart and promise in his hand. With the controversial name FriendsWitNobody, people think he is saying he has no friends, which is far from the truth. In actuality, FriendsWitNobody means "My Friends are so close to me that they have become my family". With this new vision, it is JG's hope to change the world through truth, music, and media entertainment. In pursuit of a b...
Danish Husband’s Blood Matched Those Found On Zainab, Daughter – Forensic Analyst
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Danish Husband’s Blood Matched Those Found On Zainab, Daughter – Forensic Analyst

A forensic analyst who was brought in to testify at the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere, has disclosed that the blood/biological materials found on the nightwear of the murdered Nigerian singer, Zainab Nielsen, and her three-year-old daughter, Petra, matched those of the woman’s Danish husband, Peter Nielsen. Recall that 53-year-old Peter who was arrested in 2018, was accused of murdering his wife and their daughter at the family’s residence at the Ocean Parade, Banana Island, Lagos. At the resumed hearing, Dr Richard Somiari, a forensic analyst told the court that the Danish husband's blood matched those found on Zainab Nielsen and their daughter. He said; “We identified male profiles on the nightgown in multiple locations. We found that these profiles were in multiple locati...
Liverpool Champions League winner Djimi Traore: Easier to win tonight
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Liverpool Champions League winner Djimi Traore: Easier to win tonight

Liverpool Champions League winner Djimi Traore is confident they will beat Tottenham in tonight's final. The Kop cult hero was part of the legendary team which unforgettably recovered from 3-0 down against AC Milan to land an amazing penalty shootout win 14 years ago. He told The Sun: “For us, there was more pressure. “When you win it, you're forever in the heart of the fans. Even today, people stop me to talk to about the final. “It's in the DNA of the club — you need to win that cup because it's so special."  
Chinese Woman Gives Birth To Twins From 2 Different Fathers
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Chinese Woman Gives Birth To Twins From 2 Different Fathers

A Chinese woman has given birth to twins from 2 different fathers, an indication she had been cheating on her husband. The woman had a set of twin boys but one of the boys didn't look like the woman's husband. A DNA test showed that they had different DNA. This increased the husband's suspicion and the woman was forced to admit that she cheated on her husband in a one-night stand. The story was revealed after the couple, from south-eastern Xiamen city, had to register the birth of their twin sons at the local police station early last year. In order to complete the registration, they had to produce the results of a paternity test to prove that the babies were theirs. The husband, identified only as Xiaolong, had wondered why one of his sons didn’t look like him. Upon receiv...
Meet Rema, Don Jazzy Adds New Signee To Mavin Records
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Meet Rema, Don Jazzy Adds New Signee To Mavin Records

One of Africa’s leading record label Mavin Records led by Don Jazzy has activated a new music star on its roster. The ace music producer Don Jazzy unveiled the new artiste by name Rema to the entire Mavin Records fans and supporters via his social media accounts. Rema has been affiliated with the record label for a while before his official unveiling on the 22nd March 2019. Following his unveiling, the new kid on the block has two songs ‘Iron Man’, ‘Dumebi’ out under the music imprint. He joins the long list of artistes on the label like Ladipoe, DNA, Di’ja, etc. Rema is the first artiste unveiled after Mavin Records received the multimillion-dollar investment from Kupanda Holdings.  
Meet Rema, Don Jazzy Adds New Signee To Mavin Records.
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Meet Rema, Don Jazzy Adds New Signee To Mavin Records.

One of Africa’s leading record label Mavin Records led by Don Jazzy has activated a new music star on its roster. The ace music producer Don Jazzy unveiled the new artiste by name Rema to the entire Mavin Records fans and supporters via his social media accounts. Rema has been affiliated with the record label for a while before his official unveiling today 22nd March 2019. Following his unveiling, the new kid on the block has two songs ‘Iron Man’, ‘Dumebi’ out under the music imprint. He joins the long list of artists on the label like Ladipoe, DNA, Di’ja, etc. Rema is the first artiste unveiled after Mavin Records received the multimillion-dollar investment from Kupanda Holdings.
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Hollywood Celebrities Who Traced Their Roots through DNA Testing

Ever since Oprah Winfrey revealed to the world she had used DNA testing services to trace her roots, tons of celebrities followed suit. Brad Pitt, for instance, learned that not only was he part English but he is related to the royals and to former president Barack Obama. Care to know which other famous celebrities have used DNA testing services and shared with their fans? Larry David Seinfeld co-creator and writer Larry David learned several astonishing facts about his ancestry in 2017. In an episode of PBS series "Finding Your Roots,” David together with politician Bernie Sanders learned that they were both related and traced their origins in Poland. Both of them also learned they were 97% Ashkenazi Jews. David’s family history on his mother’s said was traced back to the Aust...
Woman, 81, Finds Mum 61 Years After Losing Contact
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Woman, 81, Finds Mum 61 Years After Losing Contact

A woman was shocked to discover her 103-year-old mum was still alive 61 years after losing contact with her family. Eileen Macken, 81, had lost hope of finding her birth mother but made a breakthrough earlier this month, Metro UK reports. She tracked down her elderly parent with the help of a genealogist who decided to help her after she phoned into RTE Radio One’s Joe Duffy’s Liveline radio show, in Ireland, last year. Mrs Macken had wanted to find her blood relatives because she felt lonely and also wanted to know her medical history so she could spot any potential problems for her two daughters. She phoned back into the radio show last week to reveal she had found her birth mum after taking a DNA test. She said: ‘The sadness that goes with being alone, even to this...
Police Seek Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA Over Rape Case
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Police Seek Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA Over Rape Case

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) which is investigating a rape allegation against Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a warrant to authorities in Italy requesting a sample of the Portuguese football superstar’s DNA. A statement by the police spokeswoman, Officer Laura Meltzer, yesterday, said investigators sent the warrant to a court in Italy, where Ronaldo plays for famed club, Juventus. One Kathryn Mayorga had said in a lawsuit that Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 while she repeatedly screamed no. Sequel to Mayorga’s suit, police launched criminal investigation into the case, which includes results of a medical exam. Against that background, the press statement added that investigators want to see whether Ronaldo’s DNA ...
Asamoah Gyan loses millions, drags kids to DNA test
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Asamoah Gyan loses millions, drags kids to DNA test

Former Premier League star and Ghana Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan is reportedly broke and has just £600 in his bank account. Asamoah Gyan Gyan, who made 37 appearances for Sunderland after making a £13million move to England, currently plays for Kayserispor in Turkey. However, the 33-year-old insists he is not being paid and claims he has spent the millions of pounds he’s earned throughout his career. Gyan told MyNewsGh.com : “My front and back, up and down is that money (£600) you see there.” Gyan left the Black Cats to join UAE club Al Ain in 2012 after impressing on loan. He smashed 123 goals in 120 games before a lucrative move to Shanghai SIPG of the Chinese Super League. It is claimed the forward hasn’t had contact with his wife Gifty or three children since A...
Asamoah Gyan Goes Broke, Left With GHC 4000
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Asamoah Gyan Goes Broke, Left With GHC 4000

Blасk Stars сарtаіn, Aѕаmоаh Gуаn, hаѕ rероrtеdlу fіlеd a bаnk ѕtаtеmеnt in court tо рrоvе thаt hе is brоkе. In a report by MуNеwѕGH.соm, thе ассоunt dеtаіlѕ ѕubmіttеd by Gуаn іndісаtе that he only hаѕ GHC 4000 (about N300k) wіth thе National Invеѕtmеnt Bаnk (NIB). “Mу frоnt аnd bасk, uр and dоwn is thаt money (GH¢4000) you ѕее there,” thе Blасk Stаrѕ сарtаіn іѕ rероrtеd tо hаvе ѕаіd. When аѕkеd іf he dіd not have аnу account аbrоаd, Gуаn reportedly ѕubmіttеd a Bank ассоunt frоm Turkey, whеrе hе currently рlауѕ, wіth zero bаlаnсе аѕ рrооf hе has trulу nоt been paid fоr several months. Thе fіlіng оf Gуаn’ѕ financial ѕіtuаtіоn bесаmе nесеѕѕаrу whеn thе Accra Hіgh Cоurt оrdеrеd thе footballer to еnѕurе thаt hе paid fоr thе air ticket оf hіѕ wife аnd all thеіr thrее children trаvеl...
I Won’t Release Proof Of DNA Of Child With Gifty – Mr 2kay
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I Won’t Release Proof Of DNA Of Child With Gifty – Mr 2kay

The identity of the father of the child of former Big Brother Naija contestant , Gifty Powers ’ child, Alisha , continues to be shrouded in mystery . Recall that Gifty recently posted a picture of the child with a man on social media. She stated that the guy in the picture was the true father of her child . However, Mr 2 kay responded shortly after that with a post in which he insinuated that a DNA test had been carried out on the child and the results could not be wrong. He wrote , “ DNA too true to tell a lie , way forward” . This was after he had felicitated Alisha on his Instagram page . “ Happy birthday to my sunshine. Alisha is one today . Daddy loves you so much . May God keep protecting you and showering his blessings on you endlessly . My little princess and you look so ...
Paternity Dispute: Mr 2kay Insists Gifty’s Child Belongs To Him
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Paternity Dispute: Mr 2kay Insists Gifty’s Child Belongs To Him

Nigerian singer, Mr. 2kay has reiterate that he is the father of Gifty’s child, Alisha after the reality star denied claims that the singer is the father of her daughter. We earlier reported that the singer shared a post on his Instagram page to celebrate Alisha on her 1st birthday, which initially gave the confirmation that he fathered the child with the actress. However, Gifty denied claims that Mr. 2kay is the father of her baby, saying that only a mother knows the real true identity of her child’s father. Reacting to the claims, Mr 2Kay who insisted that Gifty’s child belongs to him, added that ‘DNA is too true to tell a lie’. See his post below;
Scientists Reveal How you can Tell if your Girlfriend is a Cheat simply by Checking Her Fingers
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Scientists Reveal How you can Tell if your Girlfriend is a Cheat simply by Checking Her Fingers

Scientists have revealed that a woman's fingers can tell if she's a cheat or if she's likely to become one. A new study has shown that women with long index fingers on their left hands are more likely to have affairs. The findings have surprised scientists as having a longer index finger is associated with having more typical female characteristics. The longer index finger and shorter ring finger have been linked to being exposed to higher levels of female sex hormones in the womb. It was assumed that women who were "more feminised" would be more likely to be satisfied with their romantic relationships, and to be less impulsive, Daily Mail reports. But the findings of the recent study proved this to be wrong. Being more exposed to the sex hormone oestrogen in the womb leads to ...
World’s First Gene-edited Babies Created In China, To Resist HIV Infection
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World’s First Gene-edited Babies Created In China, To Resist HIV Infection

A scientist in China claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies, in a potentially ground-breaking and controversial medical first. If true, it would be a profound leap of science and ethics. This kind of gene editing is banned in most countries as the technology is still experimental and DNA changes can pass to future generations, potentially with unforeseen side-effects. Many mainstream scientists think it is too unsafe to try, and some denounced the Chinese report as human experimentation The researcher, He Jiankui of Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, said he altered embryos for seven couples during fertility treatments, with one pregnancy resulting so far. He said his goal was not to cure or prevent an inherited disease, but to...
Asamoah Gyan Files For Divorce, Demands DNA Test To Determine He Is Kids’ Father
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Asamoah Gyan Files For Divorce, Demands DNA Test To Determine He Is Kids’ Father

Ghanaian footballer, Asamoah Gyan has filed for divorce from his estranged wife, Gifty Gyan, at the Divorce and Matrimonial Division of the High Court, Accra. Asamoah Gyan who is filing for divorce from 5-year marriage on claims of irreconcilable differences, has reportedly not seen his wife in the last few months. The footballer who is also denying being the father of their three children, is also demanding a DNA test to be carried out on all three to ascertain if he is the father of the children. Sources close to the wife of the Ghanaian footballer, claim that Asamoah suddenly grew cold towards Gifty after another woman came into his life. His alleged mistress, Nina Atala was reportedly mistaken for Asamoah Gyan’s wife in June, at the grand opening of his new sports bar located in ...
Man Exposes Lady Who Came To His House To Steal His Phone
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Man Exposes Lady Who Came To His House To Steal His Phone

A man has exposed the lady who came to his house to steal his phone. According to him, she visited his family when she carried out the devilish act. Explaining this on Facebook, he wrote; THE STORY OF MY MISSING PHONE. While young people are struggling everyday to impact their world, this young lady suspect is busy stealing. And she fixed her eyes on my very busy phone the day she came visiting my family. I was surprised the investigations revealed she is a final year student of Fine and Applied Arts in NDU. Since she got hold of my phone from where I peacefully left it in my house, She not only removed my SIM cards but wiped off everything in my phone to personalize it and sadly all memories of that day I had inside that was yet to backup. The phone is also now damaged. S...
Canadian Fertility Doctor, Norman Barwin Uses Own Sperm To Impregnate Women Without Their Consent
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Canadian Fertility Doctor, Norman Barwin Uses Own Sperm To Impregnate Women Without Their Consent

A Canadian fertility doctor, Norman Barwin may face a class action lawsuit in which he is accused of using his own sperm to inseminate 11 of his clients without their knowledge or consent. Norman Barwin fertility doctor- accused of impregnating women who came for help with own sperm In a statement, Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP, the law firm behind the case, said that DNA investigation shows that Barwin is the biological father in 11 individuals whose parents went to the doctor for assistance with fertility. The law firm said it has been in contact with more than 150 people who have allegedly been “adversely affected” by Barwin’s fertility practice dating back to the 1970s, according to the statement released Thursday. In addition, the firm said it has been aware of another 51 cases ...
Some Parents Make It Easier For Children To Be Raped- DSVRT Coordinator
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Some Parents Make It Easier For Children To Be Raped- DSVRT Coordinator

he coordinator of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team DSVRT, Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, has said that some parents actually make it easy for an abuser to rape their children. According to her, parents leaving their wards in the hands of neighbors has overtime made it easy for an abuser to abuse them. She added that some men with erectile dysfunction who have abused little children said they did it because the little children will not laugh at them. ‘Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi is the coordinator of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team DSVRT. The DSVRT team was set up in 2012 to respond to issues of rape, domestic violence and child abuse. In this encounter with HANNAH OJO, she speaks more on the factors fuelling abuse of minors. Is your office...
Rapper Tyga Demands DNA Paternity Test For Kylie Jenner’s Baby
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Rapper Tyga Demands DNA Paternity Test For Kylie Jenner’s Baby

American rapper and ex-boyfriend of reality star, Kylie Jenner, Tyga, has demanded for a DNA test from his ex-lover. According to HollywoodLive, Tyga still believes he may be the father of Kylie Jenner’s baby, and he wants a paternity test to prove it! Although he allegedly sent her a congratulatory note after Stormi Webster’s birth, he can’t shake the feeling that the baby might be his, and he’s been leaning on Scott Disick, 34, for support. A close source said; “Scott has been encouraging Tyga to get over it and move on from Kylie. Tyga has been complaining to Scott about his unresolved feelings for Kylie. Tyga feels like he belongs in the Kardashian family and he still wants a DNA test to determine paternity of the new baby, which might be his last chance at actually being in the f...
DNA Shows First Modern Briton Had Dark Skin, Blue Eyes
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DNA Shows First Modern Briton Had Dark Skin, Blue Eyes

The first modern Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, London scientists said on Wednesday, following groundbreaking DNA analysis of the remains of a man who lived 10,000 years ago. Known as “Cheddar Man” after the area in southwest England where his skeleton was discovered in a cave in 1903, the ancient man has been brought to life through the first ever full DNA analysis of his remains. In a joint project between Britain’s Natural History Museum and University College London, scientists drilled a 2mm hole into the skull and extracted bone powder for analysis. Their findings transformed the way they had previously seen Cheddar Man, who had been portrayed as having brown eyes and light skin in an earlier model. “It is very surprising that a Brit 10,000 years ago could have that c...
‘Nigerians Are Thieves, Thieving Is Part Of Our Culture’- Wife Of Paga Owner
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‘Nigerians Are Thieves, Thieving Is Part Of Our Culture’- Wife Of Paga Owner

Affiong Oviosu, the wife of PAGA owner, has declared that Nigeria is a country of thieves, as people filled with it are all criminals. She said this in a tweet, while revealing how a Rwandan lady refunded $50 to her. According to her, Nigerians can never do such. She wrote; I got a $50 refund for my wedding cake by the cake maker because she had not spent as much as she originally quoted. She was from Rwande, a country poorer than Nigeria. This culture of shortchanging is Nigerian culture. It’s in our DNA Nigerians are thieves. It’s not because we are poor, It’s because we are Nigerians, and thieving is part of our culture. Stealing, like “greeting” is part of who we are. Uggh! See users’ reactions below;
Kwankwaso, Akpabio As Hollow Scope
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Kwankwaso, Akpabio As Hollow Scope

IN Nigerian politics of ludicrous fraternity and sorority, no kind of gathering shocks again and with the way self-construct godfathers are coming to grief per second, per godson, Association of Godfathers (AG) may soon come on board, to, as usual, protect the “interests” of the members. With practically nothing shaming the major political players anymore, the qualified members may even have the legend on official letter-heads and complimentary cards. Since self-conceit is the name of the game in projecting relevance, a telling word would surely be missing from the group name which should ordinarily read Association of Grieving Godfathers (AGG).     Apart from Bola Tinubu whose chi saw him through Raji Fashola’s tenure and helped him enthrone another protégé in Akinw...
Chinese Scientists Clone Monkeys
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Chinese Scientists Clone Monkeys

Chinese scientists have successfully cloned two monkeys, breaking a technical barrier that could open the door to copying humans. The two identical long-tailed macaques, Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, were born eight and six weeks ago, making them the first primates to be cloned from a non-embryonic cell. The two newborns are now being bottle fed and are growing normally. The researchers said they expect more macaque clones to be born over the coming months. The scientists used the same technique that was used in cloning Dolly the sheep two decades ago. It was achieved through a process called somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), which involves transferring the nucleus of a cell, which includes its DNA, into an egg which has had its nucleus removed. Researchers at the Chinese Academy...
Okorocha Moves Against Nigerian Government, Rejects Cattle Colony
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Okorocha Moves Against Nigerian Government, Rejects Cattle Colony

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has vowed not to cede any land in Imo State to the Federal Government for the establishment of the planned cattle colony.   Okorocha also dismissed the speculations that he had adopted the proposed colonies and ceded a part of the state to herders as wicked, unfounded and untrue.     The governor who spoke on Tuesday in Owerri, the state capital, through the state Commissioner for Information, Prof. Nnamdi Obiaraeri, said there was no law, policy, decision, plan, request or intention to cede, allocate or designate any part of Imo State as a cattle colony.   The governor said, “This information that Imo has ceded a part for the proposed cattle colony is wicked, unfounded and untrue, although it represents the typical...
US Court Convicts Nigerian Alohaneke For Killing Fiancée
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US Court Convicts Nigerian Alohaneke For Killing Fiancée

A Nigerian in the United States, Osa Alohaneke, faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life in jail, after he was convicted by a court in Fort Bend County, Houston for the 2015 stabbing to death of his fiancée, a Cameroonian. After deliberating for some 13 hours, a jury late Friday afternoon convicted 59-year-old Osa Alohaneke in the slaying of Evelyne Ebane Epiepang, 52. Alohaneke looked down and showed no emotion when the verdict was read in court. Prosecutors alleged that Alohaneke used a kitchen knife to attack Epiepang, his fiancée, and her friend, Veronica Taku. Alohaneke, who was living at the time in a section of southwest Houston that lies in Fort Bend County, was charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Jurors acquitted Alo...
Corruption Is In Party’s DNA – APC
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Corruption Is In Party’s DNA – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a "deeply" corrupted organization. The ruling party stated this in reaction to the just concluded PDP convention. A statement issued on Sunday, December 10, 2017, by the APC spokesman, Bolaji Abdullahi, said "the biggest political party in Africa has now been reduced to a regional party". "In reacting to revelations of how money-for-votes and systematic rigging was brazenly perpetuated during the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress (APC) is mindful of the popular axiom: ‘A leopard cannot change its spot’," the statement said. Some of the contenders in the PDP Chairmanship race, including Chief Raymond Dokpesi, had described the electoral process t...
Charlie Clouser, Composer On The Saw Franchise
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Charlie Clouser, Composer On The Saw Franchise

Danny Elfman, Mark Mothersbaugh and Atticus Ross are a new breed of movie craftsperson that used to be the domain of John Williams, James Horner and John Barry. They’re rock stars turned movie soundtrack composers, and they’ve helped usher in a new era where musicians weren’t just inspired by movies and scripts but the iconic sounds they forged with their respective bands. Mothersbaugh specialises in the kind of pacey, pop-art esoterica Devo was known for and Ross was known for the alt-industrial, paranoid patois of The Nine Inch Nails. There’s another former member of The Nine Inch Nails whose name you might not be as familiar with as Ross and bandmate Trent Reznor, but you know his work very well. Charlie Clouser has scored the Saw series – all seven movies, including this iconic signa...
Expert Advocates Ban On Importation Of Rodents Over Monkey Pox Outbreak
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Expert Advocates Ban On Importation Of Rodents Over Monkey Pox Outbreak

A veterinary doctor, Mr Mutiu Oladele-Bukola, has advocated ban on the importation of rodents into the country to curtail further outbreak of monkey pox and other zoonotic diseases. Oladele-Bukola of the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, made the call in an interview with NAN in Ibadan on Tuesday. He said that because of the outbreak of monkey pox people moving in and out of the country should be immunised against the virus. He emphasised that surveillance measures and rapid identification of new cases were critical for outbreak containment, stressing that people suspected of monkey pox disease should be well quarantined. Oladele-Bukola also suggested the establishment of functional Critical Disease Control (CDC) centres to contain such outbre...
Morocco Court Annuls Ruling On Paternity Outside Marriage
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Morocco Court Annuls Ruling On Paternity Outside Marriage

A Moroccan appeals court has struck down a ruling that for the first time recognised a man as the father of a child born outside of marriage. The decision by the Tangiers appeals court sparked anger among human rights activists. A lower Tangiers court had in January ruled that the man was the father of a girl born to a woman that was not his wife, based on DNA tests provided by the mother, a first in the North African country. The father had then been ordered to pay the mother $10 600 although the child was not granted other family rights such as inheritance. The appeals court on Tuesday overturned the judgement and ordered the mother to pay legal costs, defence lawyer Ahmed Guennoun told AFP. “This is a great disappointment for the mother and her loved ones,” he said. “W...
Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, Richard Henderson Win Nobel Chemistry Prize
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Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, Richard Henderson Win Nobel Chemistry Prize

Scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for cryo-electron microscopy, a simpler and better method for imaging tiny, frozen molecules. Thanks to the international team’s new “cool method”, which uses electron beams to photograph the tiniest structures of cells, “researchers can now routinely produce three-dimensional structures of biomolecules”, the Nobel chemistry committee said. “Researchers can now freeze biomolecules mid-movement and visualise processes they have never previously seen, which is decisive for both the basic understanding of life’s chemistry and for the development of pharmaceuticals,” it added. The ultra-sensitive imaging method allows molecules to flash-frozen and studied in their natural form, ...
Fed Govt’ll Use Lagos DNA Centre To Fight Insurgency – Olonishakin
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Fed Govt’ll Use Lagos DNA Centre To Fight Insurgency – Olonishakin

The Federal Government, yesterday, disclosed that it has collected Deoxyribonucleic Acid, DNA, profile of arrested Boko Haram insurgents in an attempt to deal with the dissidents. Meanwhile, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has commissioned first DNA Forensic Centre in West Africa, stressing that the centre would help resolve crimes, paternity and other issues through modern technology. Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Abayomi Olonishakin, while addressing congregation at the commissioning ceremony yesterday, which was also attended by Consul General of United States Embassy in Lagos, Mr. John Bray, hinted that the Abuja started a DNA project 2008. Olonishakin, who was represented by Rear Admiral Lawan Adams, assured that the military would partner Lagos state governm...
Will Rise Of Judaism In Nigeria Affect Christianity?
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Will Rise Of Judaism In Nigeria Affect Christianity?

Some Nigerians are today claiming to be Jews. They were previously subscribers of the Christian faith. With my little knowledge of Judaism, I know that Judaism is a religion and tradition and not a nationality. One can be a Jew or Jewess either by conversion or through one’s mother’s blood line. It isn’t a nationality. Ethiopians are the only Negroid who are Jews by genealogy. There are Ethiopian Jews, (Negroid) accepted by the Rabbinate, as having Jewish mothers. A person’s Jewishness is determined by that person’s mother. If the mother is Jewish, her children are Jewish even if the father is not. To be a Jew your mother has to be a Jew.‬ My friend told me, “Every reasonable person knows that we are the lost Jews of Africa. This is not hard to decipher. Our work ethic, like that of ...
IPOB: Parable Of The Stubborn Fly
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IPOB: Parable Of The Stubborn Fly

True to prophecy, the mere shadow of armoured tanks approaching River Niger bridge last week was enough to dismantle the rather imposing castle of conceit Nnamdi Kanu had erected across the south-east in recent times, like straws under a Category 5 hurricane. The little braggart who had romanticized rebellion so vigorously, who had threatened fire and brimstone so darkly, suddenly went into hiding when war arrived his doorstep. Today, how pathetic that lieutenants of the absconding coward who yesterday spoke the language of thunder, evoking the imagery of bloodshed and Armageddon, are suddenly defending that “IPOB is non-violent”. For clarity, keen followers of this column will attest yours sincerely has consistently been a vigorous advocate of a Nigeria that guarantees accommodation...
2019: PDP Resurrection A Dangerous Signal To APC – Waku
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2019: PDP Resurrection A Dangerous Signal To APC – Waku

Former Senator representing Benue North-West in the National Assembly, Joseph Waku, has described the ‘resurrection’ of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) as a danger signal to the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to him, the massive turn-out and solidarity which the PDP enjoyed during its last national convention shows that the party is on course to sack the APC-led federal government. He added that unless some members of the APC purge themselves of impunity, the chances of the Party to remain in power beyond 2019 remain slim. Waku told The Sun: “From the faces of the people I saw at the convention amidst jubilant mood, I think Nigeria is beginning to see a strong opposition that will put the ruling party on its toes. That convention was an experimental convention to s...
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Chinese Crime Writer Arrested For Murders 22 Years Ago

Life may be stranger than fiction for an award-winning Chinese crime writer who has been arrested in connection with a quadruple-homicide that took place more than two decades ago. For 22 years, police in eastern Zhejiang province tried to crack the cold case of how a family ended up dead in the guesthouse they ran. They filled stacks upon stacks of notepads with possible suspects and leads, only to learn earlier this month that the answer may have been hiding in plain sight at the local bookstore. According to a police statement, Liu Yongbiao, a 53-year-old author, was arrested last week at his home in neighbouring Anhui province along with a villager with the surname Wang. They have been charged with and confessed to the murders. Authorities told The Paper, a Chinese publicat...
Pig Organs Could Soon Be Transplanted Into Humans
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Pig Organs Could Soon Be Transplanted Into Humans

Scientists have cleared a major barrier to transplanting organs from pigs into humans after removing threatening viruses from the animals’ Deoxy ribonucleic Acid (DNA)/genetic material. The new research opens up the possibility of breeding animals to harvest their organs to meet the demand for new tissue. Some challenges, including major ethical objections still remain, but experts said the breakthrough is a significant step towards pig-to-man transplants, also known as xenotransplantation. The shortage of organs for transplants is one of the biggest challenges to modern medicine, and the current supply of tissue meets only a tiny amount of the total demand, the authors said. But the ability to breed pigs specifically for that purpose would allow that to be easily addressed, since...
British Singer Claims He Was Deported For Impersonating Donald Trump On Stage
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British Singer Claims He Was Deported For Impersonating Donald Trump On Stage

A British singer has claimed he was deported from the US for impersonating Donald Trump on stage. Peter Bywaters, the lead singer of Peter & The Test Tube Babies, claims he was interrogated for six hours by border control staff after flying into San Francisco for a music festival where he was shown photos of himself dressed up as the President on stage in Germany. The punk musician told Team Rock: “I had only been there 30 seconds when the border control guard swung his screen round and said, 'Is this you?' “There in full view was a video from last year's German tour with me dressed as Donald Trump smoking a fake joint. He claims he had his phone and passport confiscated, had a DNA swab taken and was forced to make an official statement before being placed on an 11-hour fli...
Bodies Of Couple Missing For 75 Years Found
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Bodies Of Couple Missing For 75 Years Found

The frozen bodies of a Swiss couple who went missing 75 years ago in the Alps, have been found on a shrinking glacier, Swiss media said on Tuesday. Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin, the parents of seven children, had gone to milk their cows in a meadow above Chandolin in the Valais canton on Aug. 15, 1942. “We spent our whole lives looking for them, without stopping. We thought that we could give them the funeral they deserved one day. “I can say that after 75 years of waiting this news gives me a deep sense of calm,’’ their youngest daughter Marceline Udry-Dumoulin told the paper. In a statement, Valais cantonal police said that two bodies bearing identity papers had been discovered since, by a worker on Tsanfleuron glacier near a ski lift above Les Diablerets resort at an altit...
Having Sex Once Weekly Slows Ageing In Women – Study
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Having Sex Once Weekly Slows Ageing In Women – Study

Having sex at least once a week slows ageing in women – even if they do not enjoy being intimate, new research reveals. Being active between the sheets increases the length of women’s telomeres, a study found. These ‘cap’ the end of Deoxy Nucleic Acid (DNA)/genetic material strands, with longer lengths being associated with slower ageing, longer lifespans and improved overall health. Women’s telomeres lengthen with regular love making regardless of whether they are sexually satisfied in their relationship, the research adds. Researchers believe sex may aid ageing in women by dampening stress and boosting their immune system. Regular sex really is the best medicine for preventing life-threatening heart disease – if you are a man, scientists found last month. Researchers from the Un...